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Rhubarb crumble recipe

If you happen to have a rhubarb plant in your yard, this is a fantastic, nutritious way to use up all that rhubarb you harvested! It’s also a very simple and easy recipe to follow, and one which you can adapt according to what ingredients you have at your disposal. After a rhubarb harvest a few weeks ago, I chopped the rhubarb up into little pieces and then tossed it in the freezer. When I was ready to make a crumble, I took it out and didn’t even worry about defrosting it. The result of this concoction was a delicious, delicately-sweetened crumble that you can enjoy for breakfast or as dessert.

I highly recommend using local ingredients where possible. If you don’t have rhubarb on hand, feel free to use any other fruit or combination of fruits! I particularly like rhubarb because of how tart it is. It lends a beautiful flavour to this crumble.

Winnipeg fruit

Hot out of the oven.


– Enough frozen rhubarb and strawberries to cover an 8-inch Pyrex dish.

– 3 tbsp sugar + 1 extra tbsp sugar.

– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

– 1/4 cup spelt flour

– 1.5 cups oats

– Cinnamon

– A few tbsp butter

baked fruit



1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine rhubarb, strawberries, 3 tbsp sugar and vanilla in the Pyrex dish.

3. Combine the other 1 tbsp sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and butter in a separate bowl until the mixture is nice and crumbly. Add more butter or sugar if desired.

4. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over top of the fruit. There will likely be a little bit too much, so you can either reserve part of it to spoon over a mini crumble, or just munch it straight from the bowl 😉

5. Bake in the oven for about an hour, or until it is hot all the way through and bubbling. Enjoy!

What’s your favourite way to use up leftover fruit?

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  1. Geosomin

    Mmmm.. that looks divine. Apple crumble is one of my weaknesses I happily give in to 🙂

    I love tossing fruit into my cottage cheese for breakfast or making muffins with it. Muffins are a cinch to make and having different fruits to toss in keeps things interesting.

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